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Agricultural News

  • Poor households food stocks run out

    Poor households food stocks run out August 17, 2017By Own Correspondent About 2,2 million people require immediate food assistance. By Nyasha Chingono DESPITE the forecast 2016/17 bumper harvest, most poor households, mainly subsistence farmers will be in danger of starving by Sept…

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  • Zim cereal prices fall

    Zim cereal prices fall August 17, 2017By Own Correspondent Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development Minister, Joseph Made By Farai Mabeza CEREAL prices in the country declined in July to their lowest levels in five years on the back of a good agricultural season, the F…

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  • Agric boards revival on cards

    Agric boards revival on cards   Dr Made Tawanda Mangoma in CHIREDZIGovernment has said plans are at an advanced stage towards the re-creation of marketing boards that will champion the reintroduction of Government monopoly in the trading of all agricultural products across the…

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  • Presidential cotton inputs ready — Govt

    Presidential cotton inputs ready — Govt   Dr Made ta Chikwati Senior Agriculture Reporteron inputs for the 2017-18 Presidential Inputs Scheme have been dispatched to various Cottco depots across the country and are ready for collection by farmers. The inputs are set to b…

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  • Farmers smuggle cotton into Mozambique

    Farmers smuggle cotton into Mozambique   Harare BureauSOME local cotton farmers in the border areas of Mukumbura and Rushinga are smuggling their produce to Mozambique where they are being paid cash upon delivery. Investigations by our sister paper, The Herald Business reveale…

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  • Avian flu disrupts poultry supplies

    Avian flu disrupts poultry supplies Source: ian flu disrupts poultry supplies |  Financial Gazettegust 17, 2017 By r irst outbreak struck Lanark Farm in May, where Irvine’s Zimbabwe was forced to slaughter 140 000 chickens.…

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  • Recommended tobacco transplanting agronomic practices 2

    Recommended tobacco transplanting agronomic practices   Tobacco ridges with planting holes marked out ready for transplanting Buhle Nkomo Correspondentptember 1 is the earliest legislative date for transplanting tobacco from the seedbed to the field. In preparation for this…

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  • Setting up an agric commodity exchange

    Setting up an agric commodity exchange Perishable commodities tend to have a high turnover and good prices if produced at the right time Charles Dhewa Correspondent One mistake that has to be avoided is trying to build an agricultural commodity exchange from external case studies. Each contex…

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  • Milk production has risen

    Milk production rises | The Herald Milk production for the month of July rose 6,2 percent to 5 810 176 litres compared to 5 471 113 litres in the period a year ago. This is the highest milk production achieved so far as the sector is beginning to recover from the first quarter of 2017 in which p…

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  • Grain imports reach $201,4m

    Grain imports reach $201,4m August 16, 2017 in sinessZIMBABWE imported grain worth $201,4 million in the first half of the year, an indication the nation was still a net importer of agricultural products despite the land redistribution programme, latest trade data from Zimbabwe National Statist…

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